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Monte Forte

Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) On the top of the hill on Macau peninsula, now in the centre of old town, is the old fort. This fort has been converted into a museum of the history and culture of Macau. … Continue reading

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Macau St.Paul

Ruins of St. Paul’s Catholic Church This church was built by the Jesuits between 1602 and 1640. Surprisingly, with all of the rain during a typhoon, it was destroyed by a fire on the 26 January 1835. This south facing wall was preserved and … Continue reading

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Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China Macau, also spelt Macao, is only 40 miles west of Hong Kong. A high-speed ferry can get you there in only one hour. The ferry terminal is on the island … Continue reading

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HK Promenade

Kowloon Promenade and Avenue of the Stars How convenient to be docked at the Harbour City shopping mall. With 800 shops and an indoor connection between the ship and the shops, what more could anyone want? Well, on a beautiful … Continue reading

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Around the Pacific Princess On our overnight stay in Hong Kong Harbour, a lot of preparation had to be done for the next leg of the around the world cruise. Of course, you have to fill up with gas/bunker oil. … Continue reading

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Victoria Harbour 2

Morning  in Victoria Harbour The early morning sun lit up the city so brilliantly. Unlike a previous visit where I was shown the harbour through the fog from one of the ferry boats, this morning, I was viewing it from the … Continue reading

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Victoria Harbour

Victoria Harbour never sleeps. First found in sailing charts of 1425, this harbour is a well-known tourist spot. Often seen from Victoria Peak above the city, these pictures are taken from the deck of the Pacific Princess at the dock … Continue reading

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Lantau video

Video of Big Buddha, Monastery and cable car ride. It was a cloudy day. While visiting Hong Kong, I took a trip to Lantau Island to see the Tian Tan Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery at the top of Ngong Ping … Continue reading

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Views from a cable car ride down the mountain. We travelled to the island by ferry. A bus drove us around the mountain and up to the Tian Tan Buddha at the Po Lin Monastery. Out return trip is by … Continue reading

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Po Lin

Po Lin Monastery and Ngong Ping Village Down the 263 steps and a short walk along the path leads us to the Po Lin Monastery where we have reservations for a vegetarian lunch. After the delicious lunch we were free to wander … Continue reading

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